Jan 6, 2023

studio\Blu’s New Product Development Center offers collaboration for entrepreneurs and students 

Read More IBR Headlines [feed url="https://idahobusinessreview.com/category/news/ibr-headlines/feed/" number="3"] studio\Blu, a student-centric program within Boise State University, is providing an innovation and talent pipeline for small- to medium-sized product manufacturing firms.   According to Catherine Cantley, center director, in the last two years, the center has created more than[...]

Jan 4, 2023

3 Idaho universities form Innovation Research Alliance

Read More IBR Headlines [feed url="https://idahobusinessreview.com/category/news/ibr-headlines/feed/" number="3"] Boise State University, Idaho State University (ISU) and University of Idaho (U of I) have partnered to form a regional technology and innovation alliance to foster innovation-led economic growth in Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming, according to a recent annou[...]

Jan 4, 2023

Biz ‘Bite:’ Falcon supercomputer now available to U of I researchers

Falcon, a supercomputer offering more than 10 times the processing power of any academic cluster in the region, is now available for use by University of Idaho (U of I) faculty, staff and student researchers. U of I is one of three universities that gained access to Falcon in April, according to a recent announcement from the university; the supercomputer is housed at the Idaho National Laboratory[...]

Fresca Mexican Foods
Dec 26, 2022

Fresca Mexican Foods starts youth apprenticeship program 

[caption id="attachment_287747" align="alignnone" width="600"] JT Nunez, left, and Trevor Alvey, of Middleton High School, signed on as paid apprentices with Fresca Mexican Foods in Caldwell. Submitted photo[/caption] Fresca Mexican Foods recently announced the hiring of two juniors at Middleton High School as part of its new nationally registered apprenticeship program. The students will work [...]

Micron Technology
Dec 19, 2022

Micron Technology announces expansion and partnership with College of Western Idaho 

Micron Technology Inc. has announced a new partnership with College of Western Idaho (CWI). The partnership will aid Micron’s Boise expansion within the next decade with the addition of its new $15 billion manufacturing facility -- the facility will be the first new memory fab in the United States in 20 years and will create an estimated 17,000 new American jobs, 2000 of which are estimated to b[...]

Dec 16, 2022

Olson shares career journey, current look at Western States Equipment

There are a few key reasons why Kelly Olson is now leading Western States Equipment.  She learned what her passions were. [caption id="attachment_287467" align="alignright" width="300"] Kelly Olson, president of Western States Equipment, speaks at the Riverside Hotel Dec. 12 at the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce CEO Speaker Series. Photo courtesy of Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce[/caption[...]

Dec 15, 2022

Biz ‘Bite:’ Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine offering new course on medicine/nutrition

[caption id="attachment_287453" align="alignleft" width="300"] ICOM is now offering an elective course marrying the medicine and nutrition industries. Photo courtesy of ICOM[/caption] A new course at Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) intends to teach medical students about the interplay between nutrition, medicine and patient care. The college’s culinary medicine course provides in[...]

Dec 13, 2022

NSF awards $5M to support computer science and engineering education at Idaho colleges 

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded $5 million to encourage the growth and success of engineering and computer science education in Idaho.  [caption id="attachment_287357" align="alignright" width="300"] Boise State University in fall 2021. Photo by Pete Grady Photography[/caption] Boise State University (BSU) researchers are planning to form a higher education consortium[...]

Huckabay family donates $14M to provide doctors in rural Idaho 
Dec 9, 2022

Huckabay family donates $14M to provide doctors in rural Idaho 

[caption id="attachment_287326" align="alignnone" width="600"] Idaho WWAMI medical students study in front of the medical education building at University of Idaho. Photo courtesy of U of I[/caption] Idaho ranks 51st in the nation in physicians per capita. John Huckabay wants to fix that.  According to the Association of American Medical Colleges State Physician Workforce Data Report rele[...]

Center for Advanced Energy Studies
Nov 23, 2022

Biz ‘Bite:’ Idaho’s CAES cuts ribbon for state-of-the-art new equipment

The Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) in Idaho Falls hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony earlier this month for two new pieces of cutting-edge equipment intended to significantly strengthen the advanced materials research capabilities available to Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and the CAES universities. CAES is a research and education consortium between Idaho National Laboratory, Boise Sta[...]

Nov 23, 2022

Northwest Nazarene University to launch new concentration in engineering

[caption id="attachment_286937" align="alignleft" width="300"] Northwest Nazarene University has announced its intention to add a program around semiconductor engineering. Photo courtesy of NNU[/caption] Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) recently announced that pending final approval it will launch a new track of its ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science degree in engineering program in August [...]

Nov 8, 2022

New UI Extension program helping rural residents work from home, businesses tap digital markets 

A new University of Idaho (UI) Extension program aims to strengthen rural communities by teaching Idaho residents computer skills needed to work remotely and helping small businesses engage in a growing digital economy.   The state Legislature awarded about $1.3 million during its past session to fund the new Digital Economy Program (DEP) for three years. Paul Lewin, UI Extension community dev[...]